In July 2008, illustrator and clothier Christoph Niemann all started Abstract City
, a visible weblog for the New York Times
. His posts have been encouraged through the will to re-create uncomplicated and daily observations and tales from his personal lifestyles that everybody may possibly relate to. In Niemann’s fingers, mundane stories corresponding to using the subway or attempting to get a superb night’s sleep have been remodeled into pleasant flights of visible fancy. The fight to maintain with house responsibilities grew to become a conflict opposed to cute yet artful goblins, and nostalgia approximately manhattan manifested in basic yet strikingly spot-on LEGO creations. This brilliantly illustrated selection of reflections on sleek lifestyles comprises all sixteen of the unique web publication posts in addition to a brand new bankruptcy created completely for the book.
additionally on hand from Christoph Niemann: Sunday Sketching and I LEGO N.Y.
compliment for Abstract City:
“Everyday experiences—from taking a look at leaves to driving urban subways—are humorous and clean and sometimes a resource of ask yourself whilst depicted through this exceptional picture designer.” —Readers Digest
“I will name Christoph while whatever lousy occurs to me. And he'll make me chortle like loopy concerning the complete factor. simply because he's insanely humorous and fully tenderly actual. i like each column he did and may do.” —Maira Kalman, author/illustrator of And the Pursuit of Happiness
“Christoph Niemann is the simplest illustrator alive. each time I stumble upon a bit of his paintings, that is usually as he both works for all time, or worse, attracts exceedingly speedy, it's impressive. whereas the remainder of us are fortunate to get a formal piece out the following and there, Christoph produces hit after hit after hit. If he wasn’t this type of certainly candy guy, we’d without doubt hate his ass a lot.” —Stefan Sagmeister, writer of Things i've got realized in My lifestyles So Far
“Few books have extra probingly and humorously gotten contained in the brain and day by day adventure of an artist.” —NPR.org
"What’s terrifying (to me, definitely, and doubtless to a lot of his friends) is that just about each inspiration he has looks both good shaped . . . once more, appearing neat, virtuosic circles round the remainder of us, to our delight." —PRINT magazine
"Irresistible." —Very brief List
“A masterpiece of subtle humor, this can be a marvelous special work.” —Library Journal, starred review